It’s fair to say that product management can be awesome. In the right company, it’s a high-leverage position and you have a truly awesome chance to make a difference to thousands or millions of people. But it’s also fair to say the product management in the other type of company can be hard, demoralising and you can feel alone.
Personally, I 100% agree that we should focus more on the positive aspects of product management. But I’m also not averse to a bit of gallows humour, being the cynic that I am! I’m also pretty sure that being as open and honest as possible about some of the common difficulties can, in its own way, be inspirational… at least in the sense that it lets people know what is normal, and what is not.