When you are lost, there is no light at the end of the tunnel.. or even a tunnel at all. There is only darkness with absolutely nothing around you. You wander, but cannot see and eventually just stop and stay where you are. There are no paths, there is no hope. When you are lost, hope is a lie made of mere words.
And to be truly lost means to quit trying to be found. You are lost in nothingness and that is all there ever will be. A hole forms, where you burrow into it in the darkness. At least that way, you have walls around you. And if anyone dares come looking for you, you have dug yourself too far down to come out on your own. If someone shines a light down to you, it is too dim to see. You are too lost. If something is ever to show you the way out, it must forcefully pull you out because there is no way you will ever do it alone. To you, the lost one, there is nothing in your future and it is too dark to see. So you quit trying. You let yourself be lost… because that is all that you have left to be.