I’m not suggesting it’s wise to avoid farting altogether.
Letting gas build up can be painful and awkward. But apart from bloating and stomach discomfort, there are few serious health consequences to temporarily holding gas in. So unless you have a medical condition, or are sick, or are an innocent infant who has yet to be potty-trained, there’s no excuse to publicly letting one rip.
And to those who continue to fart wherever they please, we know who you are, and you stink.