Don't update a property if validation fails

What seems to be the problem:
I could not find a way to not update a property when validation fails.

Steps to Reproduce:
Create a component, set an example property like $age and add validation rule that requires the property to be an int. Add this function
public function updating(string $attribute): void { $this->validate($attribute); }

Add an input field to the front end, and type a string instead of an int.
Now, even though the property gets validated before the attribute and the validation fails, the property still gets set. I was wondering if there’s a way to stop the property from updating when validation fails?

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Do you have any screenshots or code examples?
Full code of example above:

class Cat extends Component {

    public int $age = 0;

    public function rules(): array
        return [
            'age' => ['integer']

    public function updating(string $attribute): void
        // Let's assume a string is given, validation fails, but property gets updated. 
        // Now an error is thrown, because an int was type hinted but we got a string.

why don’t use the real time validation, this way you can show error under the input while writing and show error if exists?